United Way of Southwestern Indiana
1999 2000 Comprehensive
Community Needs Assessment

A Light for the Community

The 1999 2000 Comprehensive Community Assessment was a study of the critical human issues facing Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer Counties in Southwestern Indiana. It contains quantitative survey information regarding the perceived critical issues in each county, the personal stories of people affected by the most highly ranked critical issues, a summary of the available factual data regarding each selected issue, and strategic plans for addressing each issue.

In addition to the critical issue identification data contained in this study, there are nine (9) separate studies focused on specific issues:

For more information or for a paperback Executive Summary edition, contact Dan W. Hayden, Director of Planning, United Way of Southwestern Indiana (812-422-4100) or [email protected]


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letter from Tom Magan, Study Chairman
Preface
Steering Committee
Executive Summary
Comprehensive Review - Strengthening the Community Umbrella
Process and Methodology


Vanderburgh County Study
Critical Issue Survey Description
Critical Issue Survey Statistics (Dr. Westhuis Report)
Issue Selection for Further Study


Subcommittee Reports:

Self Sufficiency Subcommittee
Issue and Scope of Study
Focus Group Transcript Summaries
Factual Data
Logic Model
Outcomes and Strategies: Subcommittee Ratings
Issues Converted to Outcomes 


Family Subcommittee
Issue and Scope of Study
Focus Group Transcript Summaries
Factual Data
Logic Model
Outcomes and Strategies: Subcommittee Ratings
Issues Converted to Outcomes 


Children Subcommittee
Issue and Scope of Study
Focus Group Transcript Summaries
Factual Data
Logic Model
Outcomes and Strategies: Subcommittee Ratings
Issues Converted to Outcomes 


Teens Subcommittee
Issue and Scope of Study
Focus Group Transcript Summaries
Factual Data
Logic Model
Outcomes and Strategies: Subcommittee Ratings
Issues Converted to Outcomes 


Elderly & Disabled Subcommittee
Issue and Scope of Study
Focus Group Transcript Summaries
Factual Data
Logic Model
Outcomes and Strategies: Subcommittee Ratings
Issues Converted to Outcomes 


Health Subcommittee
Issue and Scope of Study
Focus Group Transcript Summaries
Factual Data
Logic Model
Outcomes and Strategies: Subcommittee Ratings
Issues Converted to Outcomes 


Livable Neighborhoods 
Summary of Comprehensive Review

Neighborhood Plans:
ACT Neighborhood Plan
Akin Park Neighborhood Plan
Alvord Boulevard Neighborhood Plan
Ballard Neighborhood Plan
Caze Neighborhood Plan
Culver Neighborhood Plan
Dexter Neighborhood Plan
Eastview Neighborhood Plan
Fielding Court Neighborhood Plan
Garvinwood Neighborhood Plan
Goosetown Neighborhood Plan
Hilltop Neighborhood Plan
Iroquois Gardens Neighborhood Plan
Jacobsville Neighborhood Plan
Lincoln-Bellemeade Neighborhood Plan
North Country Club Neighborhood Plan
Oak Hill Neighborhood Plan
Old Erie Canal Neighborhood Plan
Poplar Grove Neighborhood Plan
Spring Park Neighborhood Plan
STAR Neighborhood Plan
Tepe Park Neighborhood Plan
University South Neighborhood Plan
Weinbach, Washington, Boeke & Covert Neighborhood Plan
Western Terrace Neighborhood Plan
Wheeler Neighborhood Plan
Willow Road Neighborhood Plan


Warrick County Study:
Critical Issue Survey: Process and Respondents
Critical Issue Survey Rankings
Issue Definition and Scope
Focus Group Transcript Summaries
Factual Data
Logic Model
Outcomes and Strategies: Subcommittee Ratings


Spencer County Study:
Critical Issue Survey: Process and Respondents
Critical Issue Survey Rankings
Issue Definition and Scope
Focus Group Transcript Summaries
Factual Data
Logic Model
Outcomes and Strategies: Subcommittee Ratings


Attachments:
Attachment A: Focus Group Recruitment
Attachment B: Focus Group Consent Forms
Attachment C: Subcommittee Confidentiality Form



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